Monday 6 October 2014

Simplicity 9902: Halloween 2004 Flashback

In 2004 I asked my friend if I could make her daughter, Kayla, a Disney princess costume for Halloween.  After getting my friend's consent, I settled on Belle from Beauty and the Beast since that is my favorite Disney animated feature and Kayla likes it too.  I'm sure I must have watched Beauty and the Beast over a hundred times in my youth and my mom had taken me to see the Broadway production at the Princess of Wales Theater in Toronto when I was in the fourth grade.

I made the costume using Simplicity 9902, which includes Belle's epic gold dress as well as Ariel's bridal gown from The Little Mermaid.

I remember that the skirt required a lot of gathering between the gores, and at that time I had never gathered before, so I ended up asking a lady from church who liked to sew to come over and help me with the gathering and with interpreting other points from the pattern.  To this day, I am very grateful for her help because I don't think I would have figured it out on my own.

I learned a lot making that first Halloween costume and I was really pleased with the final product.  That year I tagged along with Kayla for Trick or Treating and we had a blast.

For more Halloween Flashbacks, click here:
Halloween 2006 Flashback

Kayla as "Belle"

With her rose

The costume

"Belle" & Me

Simplicity 9902

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